Thursday, June 07, 2012
My Boss' birthday is tomorrow, so we are having his party tonight at work. Lucky for me, we are not getting pizza (which is the usual protocol) but we are getting Subway. I don't think I will be having any, I have my own lunch I packed. Not a really big deal to me anyway, as I would rather have my quinoa and salsa.
It has been long standing that I am in charge of the cake. Usually, I buy one from the Walmart bakery, complete with a nifty decoration in the flavor of your choice. My Boss, while he likes those cakes, prefers Cherry Chip or Carrot cake. Now, I went to every grocery store in Roaring Spring, East Freedom, Duncansville and Altoona and could not find a Cherry Chip cake mix. In fact, I am pretty sure they stopped making them. I then went to PLAN B - which is Carrot Cake with whipped cream cheese icing.
Of course, I made the cake, but I will not be eating it. Honestly, I don't really even care. I don't feel like I am missing out on anything. I really do hope it turns out well.
We are going to a BBQ with his friends next weekend, and we are supposed to bring a covered dish. Of course, the hostess asked me promptly if I would make a cake. Of course, I agreed. I think I will make an Orange Creamsicle cake. They always seem to go over well. I will write more about that, when the time comes however.
Last night's group was pretty awesome. The RD took us "grocery shopping" at a local supermarket. We went through each department and talked about things we should buy, we should only buy on occasion and things we should avoid at all costs. Most of the stuff I already knew, but it was really nice to get out and be with like minded people who all have the same goals in mind.
On another note... I have been thinking a lot about my boyfriend, and the things he eats. I don't try to push my lifestyle off on anyone. I do however, want my boyfriend to be healthy. It is hard because I guess I enable him to be unhealthy, but then again, if I didn't prepare his food, then he would just eat stuff worse.
For example here is what he will eat today
Breakfast: 4 pancakes made from heart smart bisquick using egg whites and skim milk - w/ at least 4 tablespoons of REAL butter and maybe 1/2 cup of regular syrup.
Lunch - 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made with 2 slices of white bread, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of jelly. I know because I made these myself. With that, he will have 3 servings of wheat thin crackers. T
Dinner - 2 regular hot dogs on 2 regular white rolls w/ bbq potato chips and a klondike bar
He hates fruit - he will only eat apples, and then only if they are in pie. He doesn't really eat veggies unless they are with a meal, and then they are only limited to salad, raw carrots, green beans, corn and peas.
The good news is.. he gave up the Mt. Dew, and now drinks plain water, or Crystal Light packets.
I just want him to be healthy. I was hoping that once he saw me being successful, he would want to join in the fun.
*** SIGH ***
Well anyway, Leroy says "Hai Spark! Thanks for helping my Mommy get healthy!!"
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
I am totally in love with this stuff. I found the recipe on Spark, and decided to give it a try. It was fantastic!
Before I tried it, I ran it by my RD to get her approval. She thought it was an excellent idea and asked if she could share it with other patients.
I add a tablespoon of PB2 to it to make it extra yummy.
I have group tomorrow. I actually work, but my boss said I could use 1/2 of a vacation day to attend my support group. That works out for me because I still have 2 vacation days to use before July 22nd, and I already have a week scheduled this month, and a week scheduled next month, so I had those 2 days to use. It is actually really awesome, because with the way my schedule works, if I play it right, I can use 2 vacation days and get a week off! I work a rotating schedule. I work 2 days, I am off 3, then work 2, off 2 work 3 and so on. We do it that way so that each "team" can have every other weekend off. That is how I was able to use my vacation to cover all of my days off from surgery, and still have some left over. I have also been with the company for nine years, so I get 20 days to use.
Anyway, we are taking a field trip for group tomorrow. We are going to a local grocery store and learning how to shop. I think it will be very helpful and informative.
I volunteered at the Library today, and as usual, it was awesome. I am really enjoying my time there. I have volunteered a lot of days next week to help get ready for summer reading!
I think that is all for now!!
Monday, June 04, 2012
I am trying to come up with a reward system. It is really hard... I used to reward myself for every 5 pounds lost, but now, if I do that I will go broke. So, I am trying to come up with something...
I tried quinoa for the first time tonight. I love it! The only thing I dislike about it is that it is very filling, and since it is very filling a little goes a very long way. I am the only one who eats it, soo...
I am very pleased that I lost 5 pounds this week. That really makes up for last week. I know that I worked very hard.
I have noticed that exercise is starting to get easier. Like I am not getting as winded as I was. The same goes for walking up stairs. I mean, I am still a klutz, and I don't think anything is ever going to change that, but I can't ask for everything!
I am going to volunteer at the library tomorrow, so I better get to bed.
That is all for now
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I have decided that I need some hobbies in addition to my volunteer work at the Library. I need something to take up the time I used to spend on eating. I used to plan my entire day around food, and now I need something to fill those spaces. I also need to find hobbies that are going to get me to be more active.
I have decided that going to the gym is a hobby. Of course, I aim to do this on most days. When I work on weekends, exercise is almost impossible. That is only every other weekend though. I have a good system of packing along my clothes, going to the gym, and then coming to work to get ready. That is one awesome thing about working for a large trucking company. We have awesome facilities available to use. I will take a private shower room over the gym any day!
I have also decided that I am going to try my hand at growing some things. I am going to get some cherry tomato plants and some herbs and start a little pot garden. I can't till up a space in my yard, but I am able to work it using some pots. I will give it a try, and if they do well, then I will expand the following year.
I go to my support group once a month, and have plans to attend another support group with a friend of mine. That would be two meetings a month. I recognize that there is a need for me to attend these groups.
I need to find another hobby besides spending money... that is for sure!!
I think that is all for now
Monday, May 28, 2012
This is the first week since I have had surgery that I have not lost a significant amount of weight. I went from 220.8 to 220.6. I am wondering what is going on? Or if nothing is really going on, and it is just normal?
I am taking a close look at my logs to see if there is anything that needs to be changed, but that is hard since my medical team won't give me a calorie/carb/fat range to work with. They only give me a protein range, which isn't very helpful.
I then worry if my Implanon might have caused it.
I guess the only thing I can do is continue to follow my diet, track my food and exercise. I realize I need to drink more fluid... It is just something I am bad at. I always have been. I am not a big drinker.
If I don't lose next week, I am going to make an appointment with the RD to go over things, or at least I will fax her my food logs and she can look at them and get back to me.
It is seriously bothering me... I mean, I didn't gain anything, but I can't understand why I didn't lose weight. Like I said, we will see what happens next week, and go from there.
I know there are going to be weeks when I don't lose. I know that there are going to be weeks when I might even gain some, but I didn't think it would happen this early out...
well, time to exercise, the gym is closed, so I am going to do a Walk Away the Pounds DVD, then I am going to get ready for work.
That is all for now
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